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Dyer H. Sanborn, Washington, N. H.
Charles E. Valentine, Boston.
William D. Ticknor, Boston.
Nathan Metcalf, Boston.
William J. Adams, Boston.
Daniel Mansfield, Cambridge.
After the acceptance of the printed report, a vote was passed to add to the list of Vice-Presidents, the names of George Gould, and P. W. Robertson, of Troy, N. Y.
At half-past 3 o'clock, a Lecture on the “Essential Elements in American Education,” was delivered by Mr. Charles H. Wheeler, of Salem, Mass.
At the close of the Lecture, the Institute took a recess of fifteen minutes, when they were favored with a song froin Mr. George W. Pratt, of Boston. At 5 o'clock, Mr. William J. Whitaker, of Boston, gave a
Lecture on “Drawing, as a Means of Education.” After the close of Prof. Whitaker's Lecture, he announced to the audience, that he would devote a part of the evening to an exhibition of the manner in which drawing from nature should be taught.
Notice of the next evening's address, and of the exercises for Monday, was given by the President. Adjourned.
The Institute assembled at 8 o'clock. The Recording Secretary being absent, Mr. L. A. Wheelock, of Providence, R. I. was chosen secretary pro tem. Mr. Whitaker then addressed the Institute
the “ Principles of Perspective, illustrating his remarks with the crayon.
Mr. George W. Pratt, of Boston, again favored the Institute with a song; after which, the exercises were concluded with the singing of “Old Hundred,” by the members of the Institute.
Adjourned to 8 o'clock, Sabbath evening.
SUNDAY, 8 o'clock, P. M. The meeting was opened with prayer, by Rev. Mr. Muzzey, of Cambridge, Mass., followed with reading from the Scriptures, and singing.
Rev. Dr. Sears, of Newton, delivered a Lecture upon w The Culture and Uses of the Imagination."
The exercises were closed by singing the hymn, “ Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing," and benediction by Rev. Mr. Muzzy.
Notice was given of the social levee to be held on Monday evening, at the house of Mrs. Emma Willard, in the Examination Room; also of an invitation to the Teachers, to witness an illustration of her method of teaching history, on Monday morning, at the Lecture Room, at half-past 8 o'clock.
MONDAY MORNING, Aug. 9, 9 o'clock. After the Institute had been called to order by the President, prayer was offered by Prof. Butler, of Danvers, Mass.
The President yielded the chair to Mr. Vice-President Kingsbury, of Providence.
A Lecture was now given by Mr. Joseph McKeen, of New York city, on "The School System of the State of New York."
At half.past 10 o'clock, a Lecture on “Incentives to Culture among Teachers," by Mr. J. D. Butler, of Danvers, Mass., was delivered with great effect. At its close, Mr. Greenleaf, of Brooklyn, offered the following resolution :
Resolved, that the Institute have listened with delight to the Lecture on " Incentives to Culture,” by Rev. Mr. Butler, and would respectfully request the Board of Directors to cause five thousand copies, or more, at their discretion, to be published for gratuitous distribution.
The resolution was unanimously passed by the members of the Institute, and subsequently, by the ladies.
At 12 o'clock, a Lecture was delivered by Mr. Geo. B. Emerson, of Boston, on “ Text Books."
Resolutions, returning thanks for the various facilities for promoting the comfort of the members of the Institute, were passed as follows:
Resolved, That the thanks of the Institute be presented to Mr. Jacob Batchelder, Jr., for his untiring fidelity, in wielding the pen of a ready writer as our Recording Secretary.
Resolved, That the thanks of the Institute, accompanied with our wishes for their continued and increasing prosperity, be presented to the “Troy Young Men's Association," for their generosity in granting us, not only the use of their central and spacious Hall, as our place of concourse; but for the privilege of resorting to their excellent Reading Room, and Library.
Resolved, That the thanks of the Institute be presented to Mrs. Merritt, for the vases of rare and well assorted flowers, with which she was pleased to ornament and grace our rostrum.
Resolved, That the thanks of the Institute be presented to Messrs. G. W. Andrews and G. W. Pratt, for the choice music with which they have enlivened and exhilarated our exhausted auditors.
Resolved, That the members of the City Government, the Committee of Reception, and the citizens who have opened their houses for the entertainment of the ladies of the Institute, have convinced us, that the world is warmer, where we meet old friends, and wider, where we meet new ones. “Semper honos nomenque [Troum] laudesque manebunt.'
Resolved, That, grateful for the cordial reception accorded to us by the Managers of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, we would fain see them in our own fields of labor, and reciprocate their kindness.
Resolved, That the Institute cordially accept the invitation of Mrs. Willard, to hold their social reunion in the halls of her Seminary, so long redolent of classical associations, as the scene of her model school, not without hopes that the genius of the place will let fall its mantle upon them, so that they will return to their labors inspired with some portion of her spirit.
Resolved, That the gentlemen of the press, who have so assiduously committed our proceedings, for safe keeping, to the art preservative of all arts, merit and are requested to accept our cordial thanks.